Author: Capital Women's Care

An Annual Well Woman Exam Is Important At Any Stage of Womanhood

An annual well woman exam is important at any stage of womanhood. Women who are twenty-somethings and women who are post menopausal plus everyone in between can benefit from a well woman exam. It’s a great way to know that you are healthy, you are preventing any issues, plus it is covered by most insurance.

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COVID 19 Notice

Capital Women’s Care is Here for You!

We are open and ready to address your healthcare needs.

  • Due for your annual exam?
  • Need a medication refill?
  • Experiencing an issue that you have been waiting to address?

Please call our office at 301-681-3400 or continue to our website to schedule your appointment online.

We continue to offer virtual visits for many situations.
Our staff can advise you if a virtual visit will be appropriate for your needs.

COVID-19

If you are experiencing possible symptoms of coronavirus including fevers, shortness of breath, cough, loss of taste or smell, or a new rash, please contact the office prior to your appointment.

Our office continues to employ rigorous cleaning procedures and physical distancing to ensure the greatest level of safety for our patients and our staff.  We ask that all of our patients wear a mask during their visit.

New Vaccine Guidelines for Women who are Pregnant, Considering Becoming Pregnant, or Breastfeeding

For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, learn more about the COVID vaccine.

We will continue to remain open and available.
Please call 301-681-3400 and we can advise you.

Capital Womens Care

 

How Your Gynecologist Can Help Manage Challenging Menopausal Symptoms

Oh the joys of going through menopause! You know, the night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain, and moodiness. Of course we are kidding, because every woman who has experienced menopause knows it’s no fun. Some women have it easier than others, but regardless of the severity of your symptoms, learn how your gynecologist can help manage challenging menopausal symptoms.

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COVID Vaccine Advice If You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have released a document on COVID-19 vaccine advice for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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When Is A Period Considered Abnormal?

Keeping track of your menstrual cycle can help you answer the question: when is a period considered abnormal. Then filter in the remaining information here to distinguish whether your cycle is normal. All women are different, and we celebrate that, but knowing when to speak to Capital Women’s Care about your period can save you unnecessary pain and anxiety.

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A Guide To Flu Season During Pregnancy

The changes to a pregnant woman’s immune system, heart, or lungs make them more susceptible to severe illness from the flu. This statement should be the first tenet in a guide to flu season during pregnancy, and all pregnant women should get their flu shot as soon as possible. There are even more reasons, such as the following.

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Gynecological Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Your gynecologist has seen and heard it all. Some women, though, become embarrassed about discussing certain topics and avoid telling their doctor about symptoms and specific changes with their bodies. Get over it! This is the one person you can always trust to give you answers and provide the right treatment if there is an issue. So here are some gynecological symptoms you should never ignore.

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When Should I See My Gynecologist About Pelvic Pain?

The simple answer to the question, “when should I see my gynecologist about pelvic pain?” is if the pelvic pain is new or different, see your gynecologist. Aside from typical cramps during your period, you shouldn’t be experiencing pain in your pelvic area. Any pain indicates something is awry in your body, so don’t ignore a pain in your reproductive area. Let’s find out why.

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What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?

What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening tests that will provide you with answers, IF you want to know. Here are some clarifying questions.

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